SNL Energy Hosts 23rd Annual SNL EXNET Power and Utilities Symposium

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The event (January 25-26, 2010) will feature more than three dozen industry executives and advisers at The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park in New York City.

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This is without a doubt the preeminent conference on power & utility issues in North America. This year’s program and speaker lineup exceeds the high standards set by previous years.

SNL Energy will host the SNL EXNET 23rd Annual Power and Utilities Symposium on January 25-26, 2010, at The Ritz-Carlton Battery Park in New York City.

Produced by the SNL Center for Financial Education, the Symposium will feature more than three dozen leading utility executives, financiers, M&A advisers and regulators -- all actively involved in shaping the industry -- sharing their insights on issues surrounding strategic growth and the role of mergers and acquisitions in a day-and-a-half forum.

The agenda includes:

  • The Investment Bankers' Perspective
  • Considerations from State Regulators and Consumer Advocates
  • Views from the Top: Using Mergers and Acquisitions to Address Strategic Uncertainty
  • Alternative Energy Transactions
  • Asset Acquisitions and Divestitures
  • Strategies for Sustained Growth
  • Infrastructure Financing

“This is without a doubt the preeminent conference on power & utility issues in North America,” said Michael Carter, Director of SNL Energy. “This year’s program and speaker lineup exceeds the high standards set by previous years. I have been an attendee since 1998, and I am proud to be associated with the conference and the high caliber speakers, moderators and attendees.”

To register, or for more information, please visit or call +1.434.951.7786. Registration for the event is $1,795 (individual), $1,595 (each additional registrant from the same company) or $1095 (federal or state regulatory commission).

Speakers, Panelists and Moderators:

Jonathan Baliff, Executive Vice President, Strategy, NRG Energy
Jean-Pierre Benque, President, EDF Development
George W. Bilicic, Chairman, Power, Utilities and Infrastructure, Lazard Freres & Co.
John A. Bohn, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission
Paul J. Bonavia, Chairman, President and CEO, UniSource Energy Corporation
Michael J.B. Carter, Director, SNL Energy
Steven H. Davis, Chairman and Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
Gregory S. Donat, Director, Head of North American Infrastructure, Lazard Freres & Co.
Thomas J. Flaherty III, Senior Partner, Booz and Company
Christopher K. Hearn, Managing Director, First Reserve Corporation
Jeffrey R. Holzschuh, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Jay D. Horine, Managing Director, Head of Power, Utilities & Alternative Energy, J.P. Morgan
Alan W. James, Senior Managing Director, Macquarie Securities (USA) Inc.
Joseph T. Kelliher, Executive Vice President, Federal Regulatory Affairs, FPL Group
Timothy M. Kingston, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co.
John G. Klauberg, Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
William S. Lamb, Partner, Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP
Alan B. Levande, Senior Managing Director, Tenaska Capital Management
Dennis Mahoney Senior Managing Partner and Head of Origination, SteelRiver Infrastructure Partners
Jeffrey A. McDermott, Managing Partner, Greentech Capital Advisors
James M. Metcalfe, Global Head of Power & Utilities Group, UBS Investment Bank
Frank A. Napolitano, President, Lakeside Energy
Darren Olagues, Senior Vice President and CFO, Cleco Corporation
Michael O'Sullivan, Senior Vice President, Development, NextEra Energy Resources, LLC / FPL Group
Alan R. Schriber, Chairman, Public Utilities Commission of Ohio
John W. Somerhalder II, Chairman, President and CEO, AGL Resources, Inc.
Edward Sondey, Managing Director, BofA Merrill Lynch
Marc Spitzer, Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
David Springe, Consumer Counsel, Kansas Citizens' Utility Ratepayer Board
James P. Torgerson, President and CEO, UIL Holdings Corporation
Bertrand A. Valdman, Executive Vice President and COO, Puget Sound Energy
Wouter T. Van Kempen, President, Duke Energy Generation Services
Larry L. Weyers, Executive Chairman, Integrys Energy Group
Stan Wise, Commissioner, Georgia Public Service Commission
Raymond S. Wood, Managing Director, Credit Suisse
Michael W. Yackira, President and CEO, NV Energy, Inc.

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